Originally Posted by CantKode++#
Hey everyone. I've been wanting to learn how to program for awhile, but I would like to do it as a job and a hobby. I've been searching the Internet for awhile now for an online degree or a certificate and have found a few options of both. I'm thinking about doing some of the O'Reilly Courses online for Java and maybe python But would Certificates be enough to land a job as a programmer,and if so Which languages should i learn? All the online Degrees that have courses on languages i want to learn like C++, java, and C# are hybrid courses where i would have to take some of the classes on campus. However with my schedule I dont really have time to go to classes. (I work 6pm-5-30am) Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Its always good to credit some of your work, that doesnt mean you actually need get into an university or school for get that certification. Companys might ask you for it (some). But at the same time they will ask for something more than just a certification (knowledge test).
Usually the top example is to have some univeristy certification + works / papers published on re named websites.
But you can do it with just papers or other kind of proves that you actually know something. So dont worry if you dont have time for or money to pay some classes then you just can learn by yourself.